Dragon’s Dogma 2 review: our heart has been stolen

A perfect example of limitless game design.

Dragon's Dogma 2 review; screens from a fantasy game
(Image: © Capcom)

Our Verdict

An unforgettable adventure that you can call your own, littered with amazing discoveries, laugh-out-loud tussles, and so much more just off the beaten path.

For

  • A beautifully crafted world
  • Dynamic game design
  • Sharp combat design

Against

  • Perhaps, a little punishing

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Dragon's Dogma 2 details

Format PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Price $69.99 / £59.99
ETA Out now
Pub Capcom
Dev
Capcom
Players 1 (with social features)
Length 50+ hrs
Accessibility Remappable buttons; run toggle/hold; optional motion sensor controls; various camera adjustments; subtitles (with background options); ability to hire powerful allies.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an open world adventure like little else. At a glance the map might make you think of the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Horizon Forbidden West or Elden Ring, but in truth this is more of a dynamic sandbox, designed so you can be let loose on the world to discover your own adventure.

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The Verdict
9

out of 10

Dragon's Dogma 2

An unforgettable adventure that you can call your own, littered with amazing discoveries, laugh-out-loud tussles, and so much more just off the beaten path.

Oscar Taylor-Kent
Editor, Play Magazine

PLAY editor Oscar Taylor-Kent first joined Official PlayStation Magazine in 2018, and was involved with the long-standing mag’s rebrand into PLAY before becoming editor. Despite being a PlayStation expert (and noted PS Vita apologist), he’s got fingers on many buttons, having also written for GamesRadar, SFX, PC Gamer, Kotaku, Waypoint, Official Xbox Magazine, GamesMaster, PCGamesN, and Xbox to name but a few. When not knee deep in character action games, JRPGs, and visual novels, he’s often found reading books, manga, or binging anime. His current favourite games include Devil May Cry, Persona, Ace Attorney, and Hakuoki.